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HR Advice and More: Employee Development Services

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What is Employee Development?

Employee development is one of the most important functions of HR management and literally means what it implies.

'Employee development is the function to develop the abilities of an individual and of the organisation as a whole'.


There is a known direct correlation between employee development and employee performance.

Consequently, when employees are developed properly, they are, in general, more satisfied with the job and more committed to the business, and their performance in the company increases, culminating in a more effective and efficient organisation.




Improving Employee Development

As with every aspect of HR Management there is never just one way of dealing with employee development. In general, a variety of actions should take place in order to fully enhance the potential of each employee. We can help this development with HR advice and expertise.

Many people are still under the impression that employee development is about 'training'. However, this is quite inaccurate and although standard training may help, there are a multitude of other ways in which employees can develop.


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Your business should:

  • Encourage employees to participate in conferences and seminars in line with their position and skill sets.


  • Take employees out for client visits, plant visits and site visits to help them gain a better understanding of their job responsibilities in the grand scheme of things.
  • Encourage employees to learn a lot of new things while on the job itself. This includes monitoring them and giving good constructive feedback.
  • Ensure HR provide manuals, guidelines, checklists and organisational policies for the employee to understand their role in the company.
  • Ensure managers provide additional responsibilities to their employees.
  • Promote job rotation as a way to help employees develop and enhance their skills.
  • Allow employees to shadow colleagues in order for them to learn new skills and gain new knowledge.
  • Ask employees to work in teams to so as to gain from their colleagues’ knowledge and experience.
  • Motivate employees to help them learn new skills.
  • Require HR and/or managers to circulate study materials, reports, articles and journals to promote education.
  • Give adequate learning opportunities to employees and ask them to perform tasks which they have never performed before.
  • Ensure managers act as mentors to their team members and to help them grow professionally.
  • Motivate employees to register for various online courses and distance learning programmes which can help in their professional career.
  • Implement performance appraisals to evaluate the conduct of team members and give them necessary feedback.



Our Services

There are many ways in which to aid employee development. Should you need a structured path or route then Lanes Employment Solution Specialists can assist you in the following areas:

  • Appraisal Design and Implementation
  • Performance Development Planning
  • HR Advice
  • Competency Frameworks
  • Training Needs Analysis

  • Succession Planning
  • High Potential Employee Development
  • Structured Career Pathways
  • Managing Underperformance
  • Mentoring Programmes


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